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Student services, support and participation

student support

Current situation

The University of Groningen provides educational programmes, support services and general facilities for its students. In addition to high quality Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, the attraction of the University of Groningen lies in the good reputation of the city of Groningen and its active student life. The combination of high quality education and an exciting environment to live in is a unique feature of the University. This results in graduates with broad experience who are well equipped for academic positions in society.


The University is an academic community of staff and students who collaborate to achieve the University’s goals. Students are committed to their studies and take responsibility for student life in all its facets. At the same time, they are actively involved in the academic community and participate in the various levels of decision-making, from the University Council to the faculty councils and programme committees.

In return, students are given optimum support in completing their studies, planning their future career and pursuing their personal interests and strengths. Extra-curricular activities are facilitated and encouraged, because they broaden students’ personal development and increase their skills and experiences.


To have an involved and committed student population that graduates on time and is well prepared for its future career. To this end, we offer excellent student services and facilities and actively engage students in University governance.

In order to achieve our aim we will:

  • establish interrelated services and support for study and career at University and faculty levels
  • actively involve students in the academic community
  • facilitate extracurricular activities


We will establish interrelated services and support by adopting and implementing an employability strategy for our career services and five-year plans for our student sports, student culture and student facilities.

Close cooperation with student and study associations, programme committees and student participation committees will actively encourage these to develop activities within the University framework and involve students in the academic community. The inclusion of international students in the academic community will be achieved by providing consistent bilingual communication for all services and activities. In addition, we will organize specific services and activities for international students.

In order to reward extracurricular activities, we will formulate a policy that promotes and rewards students for outstanding achievements beyond their field of study, e.g. in top sport, culture, entrepreneurship.

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